When people think of the Arabian gulf the usually envision tall, glittering skyscrapers that almost reach the heavens, luxury cars, and blue oceans. While all those things are present, lets not forget that there is a lot of farm land housing camels, horses, and other animals. It’s often nice to get away from the glitz…

Arabian hospitality 

There are so many negative stereotypes regarding the Arab culture, one nasty one being “they’ll kill you over there.” In my experience, it’s actually quite the opposite. People are very excited to find out I am American, and often want to get to know me better. I honestly believe that Americans here get treated with…

Foreignsick

Today my students asked me “which do you like more, teacher? Riyadh or Qassim.”  I had to hesitate for a moment because, as much as I like Riyadh, I actually kind of miss living in Qassim. (I know, I never thought I would say that…) As difficult as it was living there sometimes I actually…